I'd like to write to the AKC about considering a veterans division, but I haven't got a clue where to start.
My reasons for requesting it:
A) it would be optional, it's not something you have to do when your dog reaches a certain age
B) it would allow more dogs to compete later in life
C) it would force handlers to step back and look at what they are asking their dog to do (hopefully)
D) I think more dogs would be competing
E) it allows people with less than stellar-ly built dogs to have fun
F) looks out for the dog when the handler fails to
It would draw more money for the clubs too, and the AKC... I think!